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lightsomeness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lightsome  \Light"some\  (l[imac]t"s[u^]m),  a. 
  1.  Having  light;  lighted;  not  dark  or  gloomy;  bright. 
 
  White  walls  make  rooms  more  lightsome  than  black. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Gay;  airy;  cheering;  exhilarating. 
 
  That  lightsome  affection  of  joy.  --Hooker. 
  --  {Light"some*ly},  adv  --  {Light"some*ness},  n. 
 
  Happiness  may  walk  soberly  in  dark  attire,  as  well 
  as  dance  lightsomely  in  a  gala  dress.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lightsomeness 
  n  1:  the  cheerful  feeling  you  have  when  nothing  is  troubling  you 
  [syn:  {carefreeness},  {insouciance},  {lightheartedness}] 
  2:  the  gracefulness  of  a  person  or  animal  that  is  quick  and 
  nimble  [syn:  {agility},  {legerity},  {nimbleness}] 
  3:  the  trait  of  being  lighthearted  and  frivolous 




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